Trelleborg moving forward with expansion project at Czech plant
TRELLEBORG, Sweden — Trelleborg A.B. is moving forward with a previously disclosed expansion plan at its farm and OTR tire plant in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, according to a company spokeswoman.
Accella enhances technology for better OTR rim, tire protection
ST. LOUIS — Accella Tire Fill Systems has modified its TLC Tire and Rim Protection with a neon red color to enhance its effectiveness as a medium that helps users identify a tire leak and/or rim crack or leak on off-road equipment.
Myers' distribution business revamp to include cut jobs
AKRON — Myers Industries Inc. is planning to revamp its Myers Tire Supply distribution business in the coming months by realigning the business' commercial sales structure and expanding its e-commerce platform.
Michelin, Goodyear top J.D. Power OE consumer satisfaction study
COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Michelin brand ranked first in three of four vehicle segments in J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study, with Goodyear ranking highest in a fourth, the research firm reported.
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Federal Tire launches redesigned website
TORRANCE, Calif. — Federal Tire North America has a launched a redesigned website that follows the company's patriotic "look and feel."
Firestone Natural Rubber Co. to cut workforce in Liberia by 13%
HARBEL, Liberia — Bridgestone Corp.'s Firestone Natural Rubber Co. business unit is planning to cut its workforce in Liberia by 13 percent by the second quarter.
Sustainable natural rubber body takes wing, eyes standards harmonization
SINGAPORE — The Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber, an independent platform designed to improve the socio-economic and environmental performance of the natural rubber value chain, is up and running.
GRI's Prabhash Subasinghe: Demand for specialty tires growing
SINGAPORE — Rising global demand for high performance, reliable specialty tires bodes well for manufacturers, a Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd. executive told an International Rubber Study Group industry panel recently.
Canada considering rebates on purchases of electric, fuel-cell cars
OTTAWA — The government of Canada is proposing to offer rebates of up to C$5,000 ($3,752) per vehicle over the coming three years for the purchase of an electric or hybrid fuel-cell zero-emission vehicle.
Greenbriar Equity buys Evans Tire, expands tire holdings to 64 stores
SAN DIEGO — Greenbriar Equity Group L.L.C. has acquired Evans Tire & Service Centers Inc. of San Diego in a private equity transaction, expanding the holdings under its GB Automotive Service Inc. unit to 64 locations.
Tire Discounters targeting 15-plus new stores this year
CINCINNATI — Tire Discounters Inc., the nation's ninth largest independent tire and auto service retailer with 116 locations, plans to open at least 15 stores this year, including three due to open in the next few weeks.
RNR sees potential for 50-plus new stores; seeks partner for Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels is looking to add 50-plus locations this year, starting with Las Vegas, which the tire and custom wheel retail business franchisor has identified as a market that fits its business model.
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